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Why is glass transparent? - Mark Miodownik

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If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something so solid can be so invisible? Mark Miodownik melts the scientific secret behind amorphous solids.

What are the physical origins of glass?

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  • Educator Mark Miodownik
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  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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